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NewXbo

Fraternity Probation

The Lafayette faculty met in a special session last evening and took the most drastic measures to abolish hazing at the college that have ever been taken. Fifty-four Sophomores have been suspended indefinitely and 17 other members of the class have been put on probation, admonished and their scholarships taken away from them. All the trouble grew out of a large hazing bee the Sophomore class conducted a week ago. The class scoured the campus and gathered together all the Freshmen within reach and took them down along the Delaware River Road where the hazing bee was conducted, in which the gauntlet was used and a number of the Freshmen were very roughly treated. Dr. E. D. Warfield, college president, announced that the 54 men who have been suspended must leave town within 24 hours.

The above article appeared in the "Easton Express" on April 18, 1914.
Lafalum

So your point is??
Bogus Megapardus

Perhaps the point is, "there's nothing new under the sun."  The fraternity experience has been at the core of Lafayette residential life since 1853.  When things get out of hand, appropriate disciplinary action is in order and the scheme corrects itself - and so it goes.  I notice that the college doesn't appear to have revoked any Greek charters in connection with "gauntlet" the freshmen experienced.

Though revoking the scholarships of 17 sophomores in 1914 does seem a bit harsh . . . .

"Thank you, Sir! May I have another?"
NewXbo

Lafalum wrote:
So your point is??


I was hoping you would comment. Weren't you part of that class?
Lafalum

NewXbo wrote:
Lafalum wrote:
So your point is??


I was hoping you would comment. Weren't you part of that class?


I was….ah yes the good old days!! I was about that time we decided to wear the modern leather head gear.
Bogus Megapardus

Was this somehow different from having our pledges make a "chain gang" to deliver Jimmy Dogs from across the bridge while they're still warm?  I suppose that sending them back for extra mustard was a bit "rough," though . . . .
leopard88

I always thought the toughest part of the Jimmy Dog run was the complicated orders and bags of change to be used for the purchases.

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